Definition of scripture
1a (1) capitalized : the books of the Bible —often used in plural (2) often capitalized : a passage from the Bibleb : a body of writings considered sacred or authoritative
2 : something written the primitive man's awe for any scripture — George Santayana
Examples of scripture in a Sentence
someone who frequently quotes Scripture
Recent Examples of scripture from the Web
In the early Hebrew scriptures, onions are described as one of the foods the Jewish people missed the most after their flight from Egypt.
Brannon preached on the meaning of baptism as Hernandes interpreted, followed by prayer and Scripture reading.
Period hymns, organ works, scripture readings and quotes from Martin Luther will be included.
There are songs, sandwiches, even a bit of scripture.
His more conservative views and strict reading of scripture soon run afoul of the women of this more moderate congregation, especially Ettie.
Neither is this a sole warning, though a lone warning in scripture would carry no less weight than a multitude.
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Origin and Etymology of scripture
Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus
First Known Use: 14th century
SCRIPTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scripture for English Language Learners
Scripture : the books of either the Old Testament or the New Testament or of both : the Bible
scriptures : the sacred writings of a religion
SCRIPTURE Defined for Kids
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